Off The Hour: Prison Radio Favoriting : Playlist from April 13, 2023

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Prison Radio seeks to confront the invisibility of prisons and prisoner struggle, by focusing on the roots of incarceration, policing, and criminalization, and by challenging our ideas about what prisons are and the people inside our jails.

Prison Radio is dedicated to programming that is directly collaborative with people who are currently incarcerated. This is in the interest of forging stronger ties between incarcerated and non-incarcerated people, ensuring that prisoners have direct control over their representation, and that our understandings of prisons be informed by those who live inside their walls.

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Favoriting April 13, 2023: Block 8 Organizing Against Racism & Ableism inside Kenora

Today’s show focuses on the demands of prisoners in Block 8, organizing against racism and ableism inside Kenora jail. The majority of those incarcerated in Kenora jail come from the surrounding Indigenous communities. We speak with Trish, who through the Prison Project has been supporting and amplifying the voices of those organizing in Block 8. Trish, is an anarchist, abolitionist, formerly incarcerated person, who is a co-lead on the Disability Justice Network of Ontario’s – Prison Project, centering and engaging racialized and disabled folks inside jails, prisons, and detention centers all across Ontario.

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